Thursday, February 19, 2015

ARC : Damned (Four Horsemen MC Novel #3) by Cynthia Rayne


Rose Weston is in hell.

After being kidnapped and held as a sex slave, she is struggling to come to terms with the trauma. Under the care of her sister, Daisy, Rose is recovering at the Hades Motel and Diner, owned by the Four Horsemen MC. When Rose is threatened by her former captor, she asks Duke for help.

Duke has been to hell and back.
After surviving an abusive childhood, dangerous black ops missions, and a stint in prison, Duke is reluctant to give a damn about anyone but himself. Despite his better judgment, he finds himself helping Rose. She touches a place in his cold heart, no other woman has. He reluctantly agrees to teach her combat skills. Together, they will make the man who held her captive pay. But he doesn't count on what a temptation Rose can be. She wants to share his bed, have a sexual relationship on her own terms, but is she ready after the abuse she's suffered? Or is she damned?


I want to first thank the author, Cynthia Rayne, for providing this book for an honest review. I will preface this review by saying I am no stranger to the Four Horseman series. I knew back when I read Cowboy and Daisy’s story that I was going to be in for a whirlwind with her sister Rose. Poor Rose. She is a victim of a perv who used to use her like a sex toy and lock her in a cage when he wasn’t. The Four Horsemen MC freed her and she’s been going through the motions ever since. Duke, a member of the Four Horsemen MC, served as her doctor and bodyguard through the ordeal. He’s the first one to tell her its okay to be f__ed up about what happened to her because it was f___ed. Based on previous books the reader knows that Duke was just released from a 5 year stint in prison.

I definitely enjoyed the dynamic between Duke and Rose. She is a hot mess. He is a hot mess. They both have similar histories. I loved how he honestly helped her because he could see the wounded animal inside of her that no one else could. He was definitely her friend and mentor. And when they finally crossed that bridge of physical intimacy -- boy was it hot.

I won’t talk about Shep, but the truth about him is going to come out sooner or later. I personally can’t wait to read the next in the series (Eddie and Captain). That, I know for a fact, is going to be hot. Their attraction has been simmering for decades.  

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